Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the illustration department from 1978 to 1986. His collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, as well as his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have established his reputation as one of the world's leading illustrators, and made him an inspiration for artists everywhere.
"Blake's line here is even looser and more energetic than usual,
with every element--from child to bird to bus to bystander to
cheese-and-pickle sandwich--suffused with personality. A loving
celebration of diversity and inclusiveness is slipped in without
comment."--The Horn Book Magazine
"The message about talents coming in all shapes and sizes (and from all sorts of people) is loud and clear."--Publishers Weekly (02/23/2015)